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Online retail to reach $61B over holidays

ComScore's 2014 holiday season forecast is predicting that online retail spending will reach $62 billion in the months of November through December, up 16 percent from last year. 

DHL rebrands for e-commerce

Logistics and transportation company DHL Global is changing its name to DHL eCommerce to show its renewed commitment to e-commerce solutions.

DHL rebrands itself for e-commerce

Logistics and transportation company DHL Global is changing its name to DHL eCommerce to show its renewed commitment to e-commerce solutions. The rebranding will accompany an enhancement across the entire logistics chain to meet the rising demand for automated e-commerce solutions in several industry sectors including fashion, consumer electronics, media products and pharmaceuticals.

Walmart tests online price matching, drives managed analytics adoption

Pricing is under a microscope as we head into the holiday season. Price monitoring and price matching are being keenly watched. Will retailers better navigate these waters?

Alibaba predicted to hit $8B in sales on Singles' Day

Alibaba's network of online retailers is expected to make about $8.17 billion in sales on China's national holiday, Singles' Day. The now giant shopping day—similar to Cyber Monday—got its name in China because the date Nov. 11 has four singles (11/11) resembling the "bare branches," which is what the country calls unattached people.

Gilt pushing China expansion

Gilt plans to start testing its overseas expansion on Singles' Day in China. Though the New York-based flash-sales site already ships to 120 countries, it has been improving its inventory, seasonal merchandise, localized content and ability to accept local currency to make the retailer more appealing in Asia.

Online organic wholesaler Thrive Market opens for business

Healthy food option are definitely in vogue at the moment, but the cost can be prohibitive for some shoppers. Now Thrive Market, an online store launching Nov. 3, is trying to make quality brands available to a broader range of shoppers. The new e-commerce market functions much like a digital version of a club retailer like Costco.

Study: B2B buyers want consumer-like experience from business supplier sites

New empowered B2B buyers want their Web experience to be as friendly and seamless as it is on consumer sites—but B2B supplier websites just aren't cutting it, according to a study from Forrester research and Intershop, a B2B e-commerce provider. introduces card-linked offers has unveiled its latest version of the Brandcaster program, a free, self-service publishing platform that enables retailers to offer customers digital coupons. New to the program is a card-linked platform that allows digital coupons to be added directly to users' credit or debit cards.

40% shoppers have purchased online from another country

E-commerce is crossing international borders, as a recent online shopping study from Pitney Bowes reveals that 40 percent of all consumers have purchased goods from another country. The United States, U.K. and Germany topped the list as the most desirable e-commerce destinations outside of a shopper's own country.